For anyone who has the Happy Harvest 2018 Chicken Calendar (August is a good month:), that’s a little Philippe Petit on the right! He was just a “young rooster” without a name then.
Oh no! My post didn’t post this morning:(
WordPress was having issues this morning, not allowing me to put up photos, and finally crapping out so I couldn’t even post an “I give up” message. Seems to be working again…
Blog is sorted out. I’m working on “optimizations” to make it load faster – I know it’s so image-heavy.
And now I have a donate button. I’ve already had a donation! If any of you are moved to contribute to the feeding of the beaks around here (many of them are past-egg-laying freeloaders), and keeping the blog lights on, said beaks and me will much appreciate it!
I’m not really myself right now. Either the antibiotics, or the Lyme, or the war they are waging between my cells, are making me a little off. I don’t have much energy, and I’m not too hungry, and yogourt, which I am supposed to be gorging on, tastes like it is definitely not food.
But no matter. I am making strides in the online world, working and tying up loose ends in the world behind a screen, and my “day job”.
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It’s been a hard summer, and my blog posting habits have suffered. I have a big backlog of photos I intended to post and chick pics too cute not to, plus an unexpected opportunity to do some catch up posting, so…here comes a series of posts that should have gone up earlier in the summer!
First Robin sighting today!
and also the spring peepers!
A heavy midwinter rain has swept all the snow away, revealing the mess that lies beneath.
Now all the rabbits find themselves suddenly the wrong colour for their surroundings. No camouflage at all.
They look like ghosts, scampering around on a dark backdrop. But the snow should return, probably overnight tonight. We are in a precipitation event.
My bees are alive!
(with the sound of buzz-ing)
We had an extreme cold snap (relative, very relative) here with a -20C night. I didn’t think they’d made it. I kind of had a feeling. I’m really on the fence whether this hive will make it through their first winter. Neither death nor survival will surprise me.
They had honey, but such small numbers….luck, chance, and the weather all have to weigh in before the winter’s out.
After that cold night – brrrr! I couldn’t hear anything when I pressed my ear to the front of the box. The wind was whistling hard, but still.
We’ve had a warm snap. The kind where the above freezing temps suddenly expose all the old dog bones and buckets that blew away and random flagging tape on the ground, and you’re wishing for a snow asap to cover it all up again.
The storm is gone, and it took all the snow with it.
No trees down and nothing damaged, but everything not tied down was thrown around.
It’s a big chicken day today, with the ground exposed and the worms flooded to the surface. They poured outside and have been dashing around ever since.